Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:33 PM
Getting close to throwing some cash at getting a cage put in.
Basically I need to know who you use/recommend and what sort of prices you have paid and for what sort of job.
I'm expecting $2500+?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:42 PM
Street driven? full cage isnt legal on the road.
If its track only, are you competing in CAMS official events? If yes, you need to look at the regulations for the class(s) that your racing in.
Once done. Bond cages are pretty much the blokes to go through, they do a LOT of the full on cages for CAMS and FIA sanctioned events.
Just noticed the sig says 240z track car, so ignore the street driven bit.
but i'll leave it for anyone else that reads it.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:46 PM
CAMS track work - purpose built.
Bonds are great but I'm chasing someone up here in SE QLD.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:09 PM
To get a workshop to do it, $2500 will be on the cheaper side but you might be able to find somebody who will build a fairly basic cage like mine for around that. Expect to pay anywhere from $4-8K+ for a fairly serious cage built from CDS, more again for chrome moly.
Depending on the workshop, you will probably be able to save yourself a bit of cash by having the car ready to go so that they don't have to remove and re-install anything. Interior, dash & windscreen out, etc, etc.
That's all i can think of for now, hope that helps.
I'm sure dat2kman & PZG302 will be able to point you in the right direction for some cage builders in SE QLD.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:48 PM
Patch I'm pretty sure Matts cage is a mid 90's spec cage? but cheers for the offer!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:11 PM
As stated, get a CAMS spec cage, can then run at anything, also be aware that the rules changed for this year, so download the relevant section from the CAMS manual, available on line at www.cams.com.au.
There are a few workshops in Brisbane and the Gold coast that can supply. As for cost expect to pay anything up to and around 3.5k depending on what you want. I will be going for something that looks like an explosion from BHP's rod division. i would be looking at a full 6 point cage with "crossed" intrusion bars, taxi bar for harness(es), "lada" and "sains" bars plus a knee breaker. Also look at getting the shell seam welded at the same time. Also, don't get a cage with legs through the firewall, if you want to play in prod Sports, this is illegal. There are some things you can do to overcome this, seam welding the front and a strut brace is one way. If you can have a look at my old shell at Patch's, the front is seam welded in all the right places and done right, ie 25mm long welds with a 25mm break, makes it easier to pull apart if required and won't twist the shell with too much heat from a continuous weld.
I know Jason is keen to get some work done so if you can work with Jason in getting Lurch up he could do the cage and sign off on it for CAMS compliance. Again a look at my cage will give a good idea of what works well on the rear, and I can run you through on what i would do differently at the front to bring it up to what i would like my cage to have been. It was built to different rules again so the front was a compromise.
As stated in earlier posts have the interior stripped for the fabricater, talk to them to see how far, but i would leave the steering column in and everything else out when the cage is put in.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:33 PM
If not, Norm Singleton, out Camp Mountain way, approx 15 kms west of Brisbane GPO, is good for doing proper cages, i spoke with him last week, he can fit a few cars in in next month or so.
Dave Feron Kipparing is VERY good, but can be slow and pricey.
Also get whatever you get, tagged to the bodyshell, if it is a non group specific ie not Historics, get the firewall braced to the nder dash knee bar, as well as to the front towers.
While guards are off, get the plate bracing done, this stiffens the big open rectangular box we call an engine bay, stiffened.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:54 AM
Jason, I'd be keen to see what it would take to get Lurch up here but I won't be ready until after mid May. Have you spoken to him about availability?
Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:06 PM
I might have to get you to pop around Matt and give me an idea, I have a pretty large seat and it sits pretty far back, basically as far as it could go so I'm a little worried about room.
Ask whoever does it for you to lean the main hoop back a little. As long as they do that then you should be able to have the seat a long way back.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:29 AM
If so I might have to move my seat forward a few inches and start steering with my belly~
Currently my seat sits directly in line with the front of the quarter window.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:25 PM
Need on for my shop build
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:03 AM
Please note I have quoted you in both grades of steel that we offer, CDS and T45.
Datsun 240Z Roll Cage in CDS (D240Z/04) @ £646.00
Datsun 240Z Roll Cage in T45 (D240Z/04T) @ £814.00
Delivery to Cheltenham - Australia @ £421.37
Please note that production times are currently 7-10 working days upon receipt of payment.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:14 AM
CDS: $987.25 AUD
T45: $1,244.00 AUD
Freight: $643.96 AUD
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:38 AM
using an old crappy little Datsun,
fancy a road trip back to Brissy?
Knock over these little jobs!
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